HCMC – Local budget carrier Vietjet will open a host of air routes linking Vietnam’s three major cities to three Indian cities starting this September, raising its total number of routes between the two countries to 17.
The low-cost airline will offer new services from Hanoi to the Indian cities of Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Bangalore from September 27, October 7, November 2, respectively.
Passengers from HCMC can take Vietjet flights to the three Indian cities from September 29, October 8, November 1, respectively.
Besides, the first Vietjet flights from the coastal city of Danang to the three Indian destinations will take off from November 28, November 29, December 1, respectively.
Vietjet will operate four weekly flights on each of these nine new routes.
In addition, Vietjet will launch new services linking Phu Quoc, an island destination off the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, with two Indian cities of Mumbai and New Delhi from September 8 and 9, with 3-4 weekly flights.
Its new services on the Danang-Mumbai route will also begin from October 17 with three weekly flights and on the Danang-New Delhi route from October 18 with four flights per week.
Vietjet is currently operating four routes between Hanoi, HCMC and New Delhi, Mumbai, the two largest political, economic, and tourism hubs of India, with 3-4 flights per week.
As shared by Nguyen Thanh Son, vice general director of Vietjet, the launch of new services from Vietnam to more Indian destinations is aimed at meeting the rising demand for personal and business travel of passengers in the countries.
Also, the new services are expected to help contribute to economic and tourism recovery efforts of many cities and provinces in Vietnam.